Hulu, picking up a new limited series from George Clooney, based on the 1961 satirical novel CATCH-22. 

The actor will direct and star in the program, which follows a U.S. Air Force bombardier in World War II as he tries to finish his required missions in order to go home.  Production is expected to gear up (on the streaming service)  later this year, but no word so far on a premiere date.


He’s a country music super-star who left his bride-to-be at the alter years ago to chase his dreams of fame and fortune. 

But when Liam returns to his small hometown, he’s shocked to discover a seven-year-old daughter he never knew. 

Alex Roe stars in the romantic drama FOREVER MY GIRL. 

Costarring Jessica Roth, FOREVER MY GIRL NOW PLAYING in limited release. [/nextpage][nextpage]

LIFETIME, planning a new TV movie about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The story (“Harry & Meghan: The Royal Love Story) will chronicle the budding relationship between the British Royal and the American actress who announced their engagement back in November.  Casting is currently underway, and while no premiere date has been announced, the movie is expected to debut before the royal wedding in May.[/nextpage][nextpage]

Melissa McCarthy and Louie Anderson play a couple of amateur chefs competing for a cash prize in the comedy COOK OFF! out on BluRay and DVD. 

And it’s a sequel to the 1982 classic.  Ryan Gossling portrays a young blade runner who uncovers a long-forgotten secret with the help of a seasoned vet.  Harrison Ford returns in the sci-fi sequel BLADE RUNNER 2049. 

 Also out – Michael Fassbender stars in the crime drama THE SNOWMAN. [/nextpage][nextpage]

CBS, scooping up the digital multicast rights for THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW. 

The network ran the iconic variety series that began in 1967 for eleven years, picking up 25 Emmys along the way.  Under the new deal, episodes will be available for streaming on CBS All Access and will also be shopped to channels that specialize in vintage TV.[/nextpage][nextpage]

It’s a new season of last year’s breakout true crime anthology series AMERICAN CRIME STORY. 

This time around, the show explores the very public murder of designer Gianni Versace at the hands of serial killer Andrew Cunanan.  Penelope Cruz plays the victim’s sister, Donatella Versace in the drama THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY.

THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY premiered Wednesday on FX[/nextpage][nextpage]

Apple, getting into scripted comedy with a new series produced by Kristen Wiig and Reese Witherspoon.

The tech giant has scooped up the rights to a still-untitled series based on Curtis Sittenfeld’s upcoming short-story collection YOU THINK IT, I’LL SAY IT.  According to The Hollywood Reporter Wiig will also star in the SHOW, which is still LACKING a premiere date. [/nextpage][nextpage]

He’s the head of an elite unit of the L-A county Sherriff’s Department, specializing in armed robbery. 

But Nick Flanagan and his team face their biggest challenge when a highly-trained crew plans a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.  Gerard Butler stars in the action flick DEN OF THIEVES.  

Costarring Pablo Schreiber and O’Shea Jackson Junior, DEN OF THIEVES Now playing in theaters. [/nextpage][nextpage]

NBC, moving forward with a still  untitled TV spinoff of the BAD BOYS movies, starring Gabrielle Union.

Jerry Bruckheimer, who co-created the films will executive produce the potential series.  The original 1995 action flick starred Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as a couple of Miami narcotics detectives. Then Union’s character popped up in the 2003 sequel.  [/nextpage][nextpage]

It’s the true story of the first U-S Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan in 2001. 

Just a couple of weeks after the nine-eleven attack, a dozen Green Berets worked alongside the Afghan Army to make a stronghold in the country and weaken the Taliban.  Chris Hemsworth stars in the historical drama 12 STRONG.  

Costarring Michael Shannon, Rob Riggle, and Michael Pena, 12 STRONG is now playing in theaters.[/nextpage]

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